We wrote early this morning that you could just go ahead and make Jarvis Jones a lock for SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
While that won’t become official until tomorrow morning, the honors have already commenced to rolling in for the Georgia linebacker.
As they do each Sunday, the Walter Camp Foundation announced its National Players of the Week, with Jones claiming defensive honors for Week 9. And, to be honest, the choice was obvious.
In UGA’s upset win over then-No. 3 Florida in their annual rivalry game, Jones was credited with a career-high 13 tackles — 12 of them solo — 4.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
On the offensive side of the ball, Arizona’s Matt Scott claimed Camp honors for his performance in the win over USC. The senior passed for 369 yards and ran for another 100 in the 39-36 win over the Trojans. He also accounted for four touchdowns — three passing, one rushing.
Below is the year-to-date list of weekly 2012 Camp honorees:
Week 1: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner
Week 2: Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones
Week 3: Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o
Week 4: Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson, Western Michigan linebacker Desmond Bozeman
Week 5: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti
Week 6: Florida running back Mike Gillislee, Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer
Week 7: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene
Week 8: Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, LSU linebacker Kevin Minter
Week 9: Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones